As a PhD candidate, you will be part of the eHealth Junior collaboration within the ‘Research on Routes by Consortia’ program of the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). The eHealth junior project aims to develop a platform with high-quality apps for 1 million chronically ill children. The apps detect and prevent psychological problems and promote play behavior, with the mission of ensuring that these children can lead a happy life and grow up resilient despite their illness.
As a PhD candidate, you will contribute to the study in several ways. First, you will work on the development of an instrument for measuring and valuing the well-being of young people. In doing so, you will investigate which aspects are particularly important for the well-being of children and translate them into a well-being instrument, which will then be validated. In addition, using this instrument, you will also investigate the cost- effectiveness of the apps, including the costs of the intervention and its implementation.
In addition to your role in this research (80% of your time), you will also participate in teaching within ESHPM and take courses in relevant areas.
You have a completed master’s degree in health sciences, economics, or psychology. You have demonstrable experience/relevant knowledge in the field of qualitative and quantitative research. You have a good command of the Dutch and English language (at least C1 according to the Common European Framework) in both spoken and written forms. You have good skills in statistical programs such as Excel, SPSS, R, or similar software.
Employment conditions and benefits
An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).
The start date of this position is 1-SEPT-2023 and you will be based at the Campus Woudestein – Rotterdam, located at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM). The position is for 1 fte – 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 2.541 to a maximum of € 3.247 gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with PhD of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.
Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.
Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
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Faculty / Institute / Central service
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam and is responsible for a bachelor and three (international) master programs on healthcare management, policy, and economics, serving more than 1,600 students. The most recent international research audit has assessed ESHPM’s research as excellent (20 out of 20 points). ESHPM values empirical, multidisciplinary research with high impact. It is firmly rooted in the world’s leading Dutch health care system and actively participates in international research projects, in particular EU funded projects. The position offered is within the Department of ESHPM. ESHPM is located in the Bayle Building on the Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam and has a strong connection to Erasmus MC.
Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, before the vacancy closing date.
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We look forward to receiving your application.